Program Description

The VAMOS Employment Preparation Program is designed to support individuals with developmental disabilities who are navigating the transition from high school to adult life (14+ years of age) without access to long-term services. VAMOS students participate in workshops and learning experiences focused on building soft skills, self-advocacy, benefits counseling, financial literacy, social-emotional growth, and tools for adult living. 

Eligibility | Availability

Who's it for?

People 14 years of age and older with a disability who want to prepare for post-secondary school, the workforce, and/or adulthood.

Type of Experience

VAMOS students also participate in job fairs, job site tours, and paid internship experiences within local nonprofit organizations and community businesses. The VAMOS Program is offered to qualifying individuals and families at no cost, with capacity based on available funding. 

Program Availability​

The VAMOS Program’s capacity is contingent on funding received through grants from AmeriCorps and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, as well as other local foundations and corporate sponsors. To indicate your interest in joining the VAMOS program, please complete this form.

Getting Started

To request more information about the program, or to register for classes, please complete the staff contact form below


Sophie Trusty

Program Coordinator
Sophie Trusty, who currently leads the VAMOS Program at Mandy’s Farm, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems with an emphasis on “Community Based Education and Change,” with a minor in Race and Ethnic Studies. Prior to her work at Mandy’s Farm, Sophie worked within a public schools setting supporting individuals with developmental disabilities for several years. 

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